If you’re tired of being cooped up at home, and you’re looking for new activities to do during the weekend, look no further. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting things that you can do with your loved ones for your next outing.
French luxury house Hermès is bringing its traveling exhibition celebrating the brand’s creativity and craftsmanship to Singapore’s sunny shores this weekend. Visitors can learn about the brand’s history and witness the creation of its products firsthand through a series of interactive games, presentations and more. The exhibit will be at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from 1 October to 9 October.
The long-awaited F1 weekend is almost here and to kick things off, Kampong Gelam is set to activate all of its key districts with its 10-day GLAMboyant that will be happening from 23 September to 2 October. Some of the activities that you can look forward to include the Fusion Foodyard where you can dig into delicious grub at some of the 15 grab-and-go food stalls which will see vendors like The Satayman, Yok_Makanz and Picanhas’.
You can also swing by the Sultan Gate Park to check out the BMX Street Battle 2022 or catch your favourite films such as Jumanji The Next Level and The Matrix, as well as kid-friendly flicks like The Karate Kid and Encanto. What’s more, there will also be activities for art fanatics of which you can attend Grafitti Crash Course Workshops led by professional graffiti artists from The Blackbook Studio.
GLAMboyant – Kampong Gelam GPSS 2022 is located at Kampong Gelam.
Mandala Club and Marina Bay Sands have teamed up for this inaugural event just in time for the return of the Singapore Grand Prix. Celebrate F1 weekend in style with smashing musical performances by American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd and house legend Armand van Helden on Friday, producer Louie Vega and his partner Anané on Saturday, and English electronic music duo Basement Jaxx and drum and bass stars Rudimental on Sunday. Find out more here.
Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has just unveiled its latest collection show, titled ‘Can Everybody See My Screen?‘ which explores how our physical bodies engage, connect and negotiate with technology, using the screen as a space where relationships are forged. Here, the exhibition invites guests to reflect on how our understanding of kinship, self-identification, surveillance and love has shifted with the rise and changes in digital technologies over the last two decades.
The exhibition will run from 9 September to 11 December 2022 at SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Gallery 2.
Reimagined by the gin makers, Hendrick’s very own absinthe has finally reached our shores. Unlike most absinthe, this particular spirit is unexpectedly floral and refreshingly approachable. And while the bottle is not available for sale to the public, you can still find it in specially curated cocktails at some of the 20 bars across Singapore from 19 September to 31 October 2022.
For starters, head on over to Tess Bar & Kitchen to try the Irezuminthe cocktail, which is inspired by the traditional Japanese style of tattooing. The cocktail combines Hendrick’s Absinthe, Hendrick’s Neptunia, Kombu Syrup, Ume Water, as well as three other ingredients — and it’s perfect for those who prefer something that’s smooth and savoury.
Alternatively, you can also swing by the Writers Bar to try ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ cocktail. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, the drink sees absinthe’s underserved bad reputation as a portrait, much like in the narrative, only in reverse. While many deem absinthe with some negative connotations as a spirit, the Writers Bar aims to present a more approachable and delicious combination with this aesthetically pleasing absinthe-based cocktail.
Lastly, the folks at Nutmeg & Clove also drew inspiration from Oscar Wilde to create a unique cocktail, called ‘After All, Is It Not Green?’ that boasts an elegant balance of herbs and spices, that’s perfectly smooth and easy to drink on its own.
Speaking of drinks, The Bar at 15 Stamford has also just unveiled its latest bar menu that will take guests on a transoceanic journey across the Austronesian Islands. With over 16 expertly crafted cocktails to choose from, the new menu is divided into two sections: Signature Cocktails and Austronesian Islands. Some of the cocktails to try to include the Ilha Formosa 1542 which was inspired by the first Austronesians and makes use of Tie Guan Yin mixed with cognac, gin and dry vermouth.
However, if you do prefer the bar’s signature cocktails, we recommend going for the Plantation 1840 for a strong yet refreshing drink made with a blend of Black Tears Rum, sweet vermouth, pineapple juice, sugarcane juice syrup, lemon juice and fresh mint.
Of course, there are a lot of options for you to choose from but if you’re a rum lover, then you’ll be glad to know that the drinking menu also features one of Singapore’s most extensive rum selections, with over 200 rums to explore!
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Halloween might still be more than a month away, but if you’re just as thrilled as we are about celebrating the occasion, then you’ll be in for a real treat. Over at Resorts World Sentosa, bring along your family and friends and ring in the festivities with Universal Studios Singapore’s daytime Halloween event, Trick or Thrills. Expect an extravagant park-wide procession as well as meet and greets with fan-favourite characters like Illumination’s Minion Monsters and Gru’s Girls, as well as their favourite stars from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar. The daytime Halloween activities are included with regular admission to Universal Studios Singapore of which families can purchase the Fun Frights Family Package which includes admission for two adults and one child, Halloween Set Meals and retail vouchers.
If you haven’t heard, Jurong Bird Park is closing its doors by the end of the year to make its move to Mandai. A nostalgic place filled with lots of memories, especially for most of us during our childhood, it will be closing on the park’s 52nd anniversary. With the closure, about 130 staff and about 3,500 birds will prepare to move to Bird Paradise in Mandai Wildlife Reserve and it will join the Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari there, as well as Mandai’s other upcoming attractions including Rainforest Wild and a new resort operated by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
So what better time to bid your farewell to one of the most treasured places in our childhood than to visit the park one last time before it closes? Happening from September 3 until January 3, Jurong Bird Park will be hosting a series of activities, tours and trails that recall the park’s history for visitors.
If you are paying a visit to the park this weekend, be sure to also keep a lookout for the countdown timer that’s set in the replica of the old cuckoo clock tower that stood at the park’s old entrance as it counts down to the park’s last day of operations.
Jurong Bird Park is located at 2 Jurong Hill, 628925
It’s that time of the year again! The annual Halloween Horror Nights by Universal Studios is back for its 10th edition this year, of which you can expect frightfully new experiences in store across 19 event nights. The event, held from 30 September to 5 November, will see the addition of three haunted houses, two scare zones, a laser-tag challenge, macabre dining and the Monsters & Manifestations experience.
The annual Halloween Horror Nights return to USS with new spine-chilling haunted houses and scarezones 🎃 This year the event will run across 19 nights, and will start from the 30th of September to 5th November. #herworldsingapore #thingstodosg #dateideassg #hhn10 #halloweenhorrornights #hhn2022
Inspired by the banality of modern-day existence, Jesse Marlow’s exhibition: Anything Can Happen and Probably Will explores themes of suburbia, abandonment, and daily rituals.
The exhibition, located at Leica Galerie Singapore, from 27 August 2022 to 4 November 2022, will showcase some of Australian photographer Jesse Marlow’s greatest works which has been 7 years in the making.
Jesse Marlow’s exhibition: Anything Can Happen and Probably Will is located at Leica Galerie Singapore, 328 North Bridge Road, #01-20, Singapore 188719
After four years of setting up his own cafe in Taiwan and Shanghai, Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin is set to open his very own cafe here on our little red dot. Before the launch of his cafe, the star will be having a 90-day pop-up at the Museum’s outdoor Rain Oculus from 30 September 2022, so fans can have a sneak preview of what they can expect from Miracle Coffee.
Known for its hand-dripped aromatic brews featuring single-origin espresso (SOE) beans sourced from speciality coffee producers around the world, including Panama, Kenya and Ethiopia, here you can expect the concept’s signature range of famous pour overs and cold brews, as well as Americanos, cappuccinos, a variety of speciality lattes. Of course, paying homage to a local favourite, the cafe will also offer a Singapore-exclusive beverage Kaya Cloud, that you can get your hands on over at the pop-up.
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Here’s news to get gourmands excited: For its third culinary residency, Mandala Masters is bringing much accoladed Peruvian husband-and- wife chef duo Virgilio Martínez and Pía León to Singapore for MASL (read and pronounced “Meters Above Sea Level”), a gastronomy project that marks the first time that Martínez and León will be working together in this capacity outside of Peru.
Running from 5 August until 30 October 2022, MASL will offer mult-course tasting menus of dishes that have been created exclusively for this experience. Expect Peruvian ingredients and flavours that have been conceptualised according to altitudes—from the Pacific Ocean to the Andes Mountains and Amazon rainforest.
From now till 30 October 2022.
More info here.
“Wu Guanzhong: Travelling with the Master” is the National Gallery Singapore’s first ever exhibition that has been co-created with the docent community. From now till 30 October, 47 of the late artist’s works from the National Collection and rare archival materials will be showcased along with the personal stories and recollections of the museum’s long-serving volunteer guides: Gertrude Tan, Queenie Chow, Stella Rong and Tina Nixon, avid fans of Wu Guanzhong who have guided visitors through his exhibitions at the Gallery for the past seven years. The docents share insights into the life and art of an artist regarded as a founder of modern Chinese painting, peppered with the docents’ personal anecdotes, reflections and photographs.
From now till 30 October at the National Gallery Singapore.
Part of the article originally appeared on Her World.